Monday, May 2, 2016

Colum. Orpheus: Myths of the World

Today's free book is Orpheus: Myths of the World by Padraic Colum with illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Sacred Texts and Hathi Trust.



Table of Contents

Egyptian
Osiris and Isis
Rê, His Going-Down and Uprising

Babylonian
In the Beginning
Gilgamish
The Story of Uta-Napishtim and of the Deluge that Destroyed All that was on the Earth
Ishtar's Descent into the World Below

Persian
Jamshīd the Resplendent

Jewish Post-Christian Period
The Angels and the Creation and Fall of Man
The Confounding of the Angel of Death

Greek
In the Beginning
Prometheus
Pandora
Demeter
Orpheus
Dionysos
Apollo
Herakles, Part I
Herakles, Part II

Roman
The Children of Mars, Part I
The Children of Mars, Part II
Numa the Law-Giver
The Sibyl
Pomona and Vertumnus
Cupid and Psyche. Part I
Cupid and Psyche, Part II

Irish
Midir and Etain
The Death of Conaire Mór, the King of Ireland, Part I
The Death of Conaire Mór, the King of Ireland, Part II
The Voyage of Bran to the Land of the Immortals

Welsh
Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed and His Visit to Annwfn, the Realm of Faërie
Math, the Son of Mathonwy: Part I. The Treachery of Gwydion and Gilvaethwy
Math, the Son of Mathonwy: Part II. The Transformations of Gwydion and Gilvaethwy
Math, the Son of Mathonwy: Part III. Gwydion and Arianrhod
Math, the Son of Mathonwy: Part IV. The Maiden Made of Flowers

Finnish
Lemminkainen, His Destruction and His Restoration to Life

Icelandic
In the Beginning
The Building of the Wall
Mimir
Baldr
Loki's Punishment
The Children of Loki
Ragna Rök, the Fate of the Gods

Indian
The Heavenly Nymph and her Mortal Husband
The Churning of the Ocean
The Birth of the Ganges
Sāvitrī and the Lord of the Dead
Damayantī's Choice

Buddhist
Gotama's Attainment

Chinese
In the Beginning
The Weaver Maiden and the Herdsman

Japanese
The Sun Goddess and the Storm God and the Strife there was Between Them
The First People

Polynesian
In the Beginning
How Ma-Ui Strove to Win Immortality For All Creatures
Pe-le, Hawaii's Goddess Of Volcanic Fire, Part I
Pe-le, Hawaii's Goddess Of Volcanic Fire, Part II
Pe-le, Hawaii's Goddess Of Volcanic Fire, Part III

Peruvian
Viracocha
The Llama-Herder and the Virgin of the Sun

Central American and Mexican
In the Beginning
The Twin Heroes and the Lords of Xibalba
Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl's Enemy
The Gods of the Azteca
The Azteca

Zuñi

Paíyatuma and the Maidens of the Corn


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